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Removing and/or Transporting Protected Native Plants in Arizona

It is illegal under Arizona State law to move or transport any saguaro cactus from public or private land without a permit. The Arizona Department of Agriculture is the regulatory agency. If you see any suspicious plant moving, please call the AZ Dept. of Agriculture in Tucson at 628-6315.

Click here to download a copy of the permit application to remove or transport a protected native plant. (pdf)

AZDOA Office of Special Investigating (OSI) Articles:

Private Landowners Clearing Protected Native Plants (pdf)

Moving Protected Native Plants (pdf)


Visit the Arizona Department of Agriculture for more information.